Les Plages d’Agnès

There is a difference between biography and autobiography. The first explores the events of a life, while attempting a true and representative narrative. The second is a construction, a series of choices made b...

Je tu il elle

Some readings of Chantal Akerman’s Je tu il elle (I, You, He, She, 1974) assign the character Akerman portrays to je (me), the viewer to tu (you), the truck driver with whom she hitches a lift to il (him), and ...

Olivier Olivier

A child in a red cap goes to deliver lunch to Grandmother’s house but never returns. Except 6 years later, he does, cut from the belly of the big bad city. There’s no ambiguity in Olivier Olivier as to its rela...
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Beau travail

Beau travail (1999 France 90 mins) Prod Co: Le Sept-Arte/SM Films/Tanaïs Productions Prod: Patrick Grandperret, Jérôme Minet Dir: Claire Denis Scr: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, based on Herman Melvill...
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A Canterbury Tale

This annotation previously appeared in Senses of Cinema, no. 36, Jul–Sept 2005. A Canterbury Tale (1944 UK 124 mins) Source: NFVLS Prod Co: The Archers Prod, Dir, Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburg...
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A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale (1944 UK 124 mins) Source: NFVLS Prod Co: The Archers Prod, Dir, Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Phot: Edwin Hillier Ed: John Seabourne Prod Des: Alfred Junge Mus: Allan Gray ...